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Saturday, November 3, 12:00 PM | Students Program

  • Capitol Theatre 204 Mass Ave Arlington Arlington MA 02474 Unted States (map)
ART BEAT Reception | Thomas Kim Winner of 2018 AIFF Animation Students Program

ART BEAT Reception | Thomas Kim Winner of 2018 AIFF Animation Students Program

Thomas Kim | Student from Concord MA and Jan Whitted | Owner of Art Beat

Thomas Kim | Student from Concord MA and Jan Whitted | Owner of Art Beat

Student Filmmaker Program

  •  RULE Boston Camera -

    Nicolas Thilo-McGovern

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SPEAK TO ME (18 min)

Nicolas Thilo-McGovern | Cambridge MA | Nar | WORLD PREMIERE 

Sam was once a bestselling author. His fiancée Mia is getting promoted at her job as Sam hits a writer’s block. In an act of desperation, he stops taking his medication and is left to fixate on the question, ‘what is more important, love and his relationship with his fiancée or success’?

CALAVERA (6 min)

Adele Rankin | Austin Texas | Thriller| WORLD PREMIERE

A young woman purchases a mysterious book at a yard sale but gets more than she bargained for.

TREJUR - BEST ANIMATION Award KUMON

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Thomas Kim | Concord MA | Animation | WORLD PREMIERE

A modern woman remembers her wretched, toy-giving grandmother in this dark, hand-made, fantasy, stop motion animation. Trejur (pronounced "treasure") is a story that questions how desperation can transform us into something we never thought ourselves to be.  

HE DIDIN’T MEAN TO (6 min)

Emily Steinbomer | Austin TX | Nar | WORLD PREMIERE

A film about unhealthy relationships and the toll they take on the body and the self.

  • MICROSOFT to Karla Cortes | Somerville MA | Doc

    SCATV YOUTH PROGRAM

UNDOCUMENTARY (11 min)                                      

Karla Cortes | Somerville MA | Doc | SCATV YOUTH PROGRAM | WORLD PREMIERE

A discussion on endangered DACA and TPS programs and how the lives of many undocumented people now hang in the balance.


PALEHOUND “If You Met Her" (5 min)

Caitlin LeBlanc, Jeovana Almeida, Kiely Quinn, Michael Escobar, Rachel Newman, Sara Tesh, Tatiana Marquez, Tom Quigley | Lynn MA | Doc | Raw Arts Works | BOSTON PREMIERE

Is an empty house a home? 

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NEEDLES AND THREATS (10 min)

BOSTON PREMIERE | BEST DOCUMENTARY

Award MATV, Malden Media Center

Alyssa Abreu, Moises Vargas & Anisa Hamilton |NYC | Doc | Maysles Documentary Center

The despairing effect of one woman's addiction on two families.

AWARDS: Best Documentary DEREK FREESED YOUTH MEDIA FILM FESTIVAL 2018

  • MICROSOFT to Saoirse Loftus-Reid |

    Lexington High School MA

THE ART COLLECTOR (5 min)

Saoirse Loftus-Reid | Lexington MA | Doc

A mysterious woman uses her ability to live in paintings to influence artists for her art collection.

AWARDS: The Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards, Lexington MA; MA Regional Silver Key Award; A-Town Teen Video Contest, Arlington MA

  • MICROSOFT to Karla Cortes | Somerville MA | Doc

SCATV YOUTH PROGRAM

EBI SUSHI (6 min)                                                          

Karla Cortes | Somerville MA |Doc | SCATV YOUTH PROGRAM

A Latino restaurateur’s challenges of being recognized as a major player in the sushi world.

AWARDS: A-Town Teen Video Contest, Arlington MA  

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VIOLENCE IN BALTIMORE (21 min)

BEST OF FESTIVAL H.S Students

Award Arlington Community Media, Inc

Brooke Anderson, William Coles, Katia Crawford, Marc Cruise, Jayla Elliott, Joelle Faison, Kailah Hall, Michelle Hill, Eric Hunter, William Mitchell, Sama Muhammad, Ade Ogunshina, Eva Ojekwe, Brian Thompson, Ayanna White | Baltimore MD | Doc | Wide Angle Youth Media | BOSTON PREMIERE

In Spring 2017, high school students investigated the cycle of violence in Baltimore, searching for real-world strategies to prevent violence from escalating among their peers and their communities. This powerful documentary provides insight into the ways young people are challenging dominant narratives and seeking peaceful, de-escalating methods of conflict resolution.

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IRONY (8 min)

BEST EXPERIMENTAL | Award YOURARLINGTON.COM

Radheya Jegatheva | Australia | Experimental | USA PREMIERE

A film that explores the relationship between man and technology told from the perspective of a phone.

BLACK & WHITE (10 min)

Kunga Choephel, Zola Gray & Asa Spellman | NYC | Doc | Maysles Doc Center | WORLD PREMIERE

Tracie's journey through her childhood in a unique family.

  • Talamas Boston Award - Shuyi Wang 

Shuyi Wang | Boston MA | Doc

Dragon boat racing began over 2,000 years ago on the rivers of China. Today, dragon boat festivals and races are celebrated around the world. This film follows a team of cancer survivors, known as the Wellness Warriors of MA as they use this ancient sport as an unconventional path to wellness.

Official Selection: HUA International Short Film Festival

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Reception following at the Fox Library with a moderated conversation lead by Emerson College film students, Nuria Pellicer, Nicolas Thilo-McGovern, and Shuyi Wang.

Sponsored by

Arlington Center for the Arts

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